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February 2019

Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019
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One event on February 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on February 5, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 12:00am

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The Lunar New Year is the first day of the year based on a calendar coordinated by the cycles of the moon.

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Chinese New Year

February 5, 2019
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One event on February 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on February 5, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 12:00am

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Chinese New Year celebrates the first day of the New Year in the Chinese Calendar, which is based on the Lunar Calendar.

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Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

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Valentine's Day originally roots back to a Roman festival called Lupercalia. Pope Gelasius declared February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day. By the 18th century, the people in England started a tradition of hand made cards which spread to all the American colonies.

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March 2019

Maha Shivaratri

March 4, 2019
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 21, 2020 at 12:00am

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Known as 'The Night of Shiva' this holiday is in honor of Lord Shiva, a deity of the Hindu Trinity. Unlike most Hindu holidays, this is celebrated at night and is more focused around self study and meditation.

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Mardi Gras

March 5, 2019
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 12:00am

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One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00am

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French for Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is the forty seventh day before Easter. The day is full of festivals and carnivals.

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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019
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One event on February 14, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 6, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 26, 2020 at 12:00am

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Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent, people will have a cross made from ash drawn on their forehead to symbolize grief, sins or the dust from which the Christian god made them from.

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Lent

March 6, 2019 - April 18, 2019
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One event on February 14, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 6, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 26, 2020 at 12:00am

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Lent is a forty day long fasting. excluding Sundays making lent a total of forty six days. During Lent Christians fast, live simply and pray in order to grow closer to God.

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

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This day is in memory of St. Patrick, who became the patron saint of Ireland. Originally it was a smaller celebration which changed once the Irish emigrated to the U.S. Now this holiday has a much larger celebration often including parades.

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Purim

March 21, 2019
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One event on March 1, 2018 at 12:00am

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One event on March 10, 2020 at 12:00am

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This Jewish Holiday celebrates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, a vizier in the Persian Empire. Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays in the Jewish calendar.

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Holi

March 21, 2019
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One event on March 2, 2018 at 12:00am

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One event on March 10, 2020 at 12:00am

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This day full of color and laughter is a Hindu festival which celebrates the triumph of good over bad.

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April 2019

Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day)

April 5, 2019
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One event on April 5, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 5, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 12:00am

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The Qingming Festival usually is the start of spring where people go and sweep tombs to show respect for their ancestors.

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Vaisakhi

April 14, 2019
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One event on April 13, 2018 at 12:00am

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Vaisakhi is the start of the new year for the Sikhs, the day also celebrates the ancient Hindu spring harvest festival. People wear traditional clothing and prepare food from locally grown ingredients.

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Passover

April 19, 2019 - April 27, 2019
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 8, 2020 at 12:00am

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This Jewish Holiday celebrates the story of Exodus, which describes the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt. This holiday lasts for eight days and is one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. On the last day of Passover the Jewish people make special blessings or prayers along with a ceremonial meal which consists of symbolic foods like Paschal lamb and bitter herbs.

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Good Friday

April 19, 2019
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 10, 2020 at 12:00am

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Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is celebrated by all Christians. Catholics fast and pray to commerate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

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Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019
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One event on April 1, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on April 21, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 12, 2020 at 12:00am

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Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Although now it is more associated with Easter parades and Easter eggs thus the holiday is now celebrated by more that just Christians.

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